The Jazz-O-Rama Hour has been picked up by WEZU, 95.9 FM in Roanoke Rapids, NC, which will begin weekly broadcasts every Saturday at 3 pm ET, repeated 10 pm ET. Go to http://www.wezu.org.
"Your program will be a great asset to our station and listeners," said George Campbell, WEZU Station Manager, Program Director and On Air Personality.
Jazz-O-Rama is an hour of the lighter side of early jazz--presented by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)--from his personal 78 RPM record collection. The show began 31 weeks ago on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!
In the first WEZU hour, "Louder & Funnier":
Louder & Funnier - The Coon Sanders Orchestra (1927)
Smiling Skies - Benny Meroff (1928)
Smiling Skies - The Coon Sanders Orchestra (1928)
(Does She Love Me) Positively-Absolutely - The Mal Hallett Orchestra (1927)
Baby, Ain't You Mine - The Coon Sanders Orchestra (1928)
That's a Good Girl - The Ben Selvin Orchestra (1926)
Maybe I'll Baby You - The Max Fisher Orchestra (1927)
Clementine (from New Orleans) - The Don Voorees Orchestra (1927)
Sugar - The Ben Selvin Orchestra (1927)
Ready for the River - The Emerson Gil Orchestra (1928)
Chicago Rhythm - The Floyd Mills Orchestra (1929)
Low Down Rhythm - The Phil Spitalny Orchestra (1929)
Nagasaki - Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra (1928)
Nagasaki - The Mills Brothers (1937)
Nagasaki - Cab Calloway (1935)
Minnie the Moocher - Joe Bevilacqua (2012)
New shows will continue to premiere on Cult Radio A-Go-Go!
Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.
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